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Learn the art of bookbinding

workshop

Learn the art of bookbinding

55 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English
workshop

Learn the art of bookbinding

workshop

Learn the art of bookbinding

55 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We'll show you our bookbinding studio and let you feel the materials as we discuss what goes into the craft. You'll see our industrial machines as we walk through the studio. Next you'll choose a type font and deboss your name onto a leather swatch for a unique souvenir. This is a wonderful and important ancient craft that's losing ground in high-tech San Francisco. I hope that together we can preserve the experience of printing and reading a handmade book.

Your host

Gabi

Gabi

master bookbinder with 35 years of experience. I own Cardoza-James Binding—one of the city's few traditional bookbinding businesses. I hope to help keep the craft alive by sharing it with others.

What's included

Food
coffee, cookie, materials to use later. I'll provide a souvenir.

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Where you'll be

Our workshop will be in our bookbinding studio in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, an area rich with history. The studio is an amazing place full of classic industrial machines and a variety of bookbinding materials.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Bring a notebook and your camera to photograph our vintage machines.
Gabi
Learn the art of bookbinding
55 reviews
From €46/person
55 reviews
From €46/person